Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:51 UTC, submitted by PLan
Mono Project We've already seen some heavy discussion on Mono and C# here on OSNews the past few weeks, as it became clear the patent situation regarding the ECMA parts of Mono was anything but faith inspiring. This issue seems to be resolved now: Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to sue anyone who uses or distributes implementations of said ECMA standards. Following this news, Mono will be split in two; the ECMA standard parts, and the rest.
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RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai
by sbergman27 on Tue 7th Jul 2009 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai"
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hah. no, it is not! it's about creating a clone of .NET. period. straight from the horse's mouth:

Agreed. I do believe that Miguel de Icaza's original goal was to make C and C# the dual pillars of Gnome development. And that is where the errant perception likely comes from. But Miguel, smart as he is on technical matters, can be a real fruitcake when it comes to what is reasonably possible in dealing with real OSS developers and real OSS projects.

At most, C# is or will become one language, among many, that one can write Gnome apps in.

Edited 2009-07-07 16:31 UTC

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